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Boss: "Kids Have Been Shining Light"

9 March 2016

Steve Davis says future looking bright with promising kids coming through.

Steve Davis says that the emergence of our Academy graduates has been a ‘shining light’ in what has been a difficult season. The Alex boss has not been afraid to blood young players this season and the likes of Charlie Kirk, Callum Ainley and Perry NG have certainly caught the eye in recent weeks. 


Due to an injury crisis, the Alex boss has had to put his faith in a number of his younger players with George Cooper now a regular in the team and Joe Howell and Callum Saunders often coming off the substitutes’ bench.

The Crewe boss told the club’s official web-site: “We have a business model here at Crewe and that is to bring young lads through. That is what we are trying to do and we have given them their opportunities this season.

“We have probably had to bring them on a bit quicker than we would have wanted but that can happen when there are injuries or someone is sold on. We wanted to keep Ryan (Colclough) but him moving on to Wigan in January has given Charlie (Kirk) more of a chance. That is how it should be here.

“We want to give these kids their chance and stick with them if we can. I think it is exciting for the club and for our supporters to see skilful and talented lads like Kirk and Ainley coming through and coming on for the first team.

“They are still learning and have a long way to go but this would be an invaluable learning curve for them. It is great to see young kids we have had from six and seven coming through and playing for Crewe.

“Although it has been a difficult season for us them coming through and having opportunities is a big shining light for us.

“It is difficult for us to bring in top quality players in because of their wage demands, so we have to produce our own. Our record has been good and we want that to continue.”

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